BSX Insight Muscle Oxygen SMO2 LTHR Lactate Threshold

Running Stats – Best Ever AND Gadgetry I'm Looking Forward To

To put our gadgetry into perspective – I had my best ever running stats today: ‘Good Mornings’ sent/received – 11/3 [Total 14 or 1.40/km] Gates opened for cyclists/other people – 3 Injuries – 0 (niggle) Smile ratio – 1.5/km Under-Control to Out-of-Control Dogs Ratio – 7:1 I thought the above light-hearted comments might not be appreciated too much so here are…

Garmin joins with LIFEQ – what about TomTom?

The clever little optical sensor in TomTom’s highly successful Runner2/SPARK was developed by South African company LIFEQ – seen here on the right. Whilst we have all figured out by now that optical HR on the wrist has its limitations, TomTom’s implementation was good. Indeed, LIFEQ’s measurement solution is validated (here). All well and good. Presumably…

MOXY Monitor: Setting Up and a Review of my 515 Test

The MOXY Monitor device measures muscle oxygenation through Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy (NIRS). MOXY uses the nature of the reflected light to determine the amount of oxygenated blood. Oxygen in the muscle of an endurance athlete is obviously important. Although as we shall start to see, muscle oxygenation is more complex than a layman’s understanding of HR. Unboxing +…

Moxy: Bit of a play with a new toy – finally got it into sporttracks desktop

Having not cycled for a couple of weeks I was getting withdrawal symptoms and I also had a new toy to play with. Well I’ve had it for a few weeks. Some form of exercise was probably also de rigeur (what’s the English for that?) for getting rid of my marathon legs. It’s the MOXY…

Review: BSX Insight – Setting up, initial thoughts and first uses

The BSX Insight device measures muscle oxygenation through Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy and, amongst other things, has a crack at estimating your Lactate Threshold Heart Rates. This post is initially heavy on unboxing, contents, setting up and a few thoughts on some of my first uses of it. Essentially it will provide a reference link for…